TunesDays will showcase local artists in a picture-perfect setting Tuesday nights this summer
August, 14, 2018
Providence – Mayor Jorge Elorza, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Providence Parks Department are pleased to announce TunesDays, an after-work acoustic series. These four free concerts will take place on Tuesday August 21, August 28, September 4, and September 11, 2018 at Waterplace Park with a starting at 5PM. All performances are free and open to the public.
“The newest addition to our summer programming is an opportunity to present local acoustic artists in one of the City’s most splendid parks,” said Stephanie Fortunato, Director of the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism. “Summer is a great time to invite people to explore our city’s public spaces through high quality arts programming.
All activities will be hosted in Waterplace Park after-work and include beautiful scenery, amazing local music and great food. The TunesDays series will feature a local acoustic artist against the backdrop of the Waterplace basin. Spectators are encouraged to stay after the show to explore dinner options at local restaurants.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- On August 21st, singer/songwriter Steve Volkman Originally a rock bassist in the Boston and Providence music scene, Steve moved to New York City in 2005 and was quickly inspired by the urban landscape and its culture. This led to a new creative endeavor as Steve began to write songs based on his observations and experiences. Steve recently relocated to Providence to take advantage of the city’s thriving music scene and can be heard live at various venues, coffee shops, and festivals.
- On August 28th, singer/entertainer/soloist Tony Cerbo Breaking into the music scene in June of 2008, Tony hit New England by storm. His extraordinary number of performances in the last several years is an indication of his phenomenal talent and the respect he has earned in the performers’ circuit. Beyond his local gigs, Tony has performed in venues in Boston, New York, and Las Vegas. His ever-present natural spontaneity and heart and soul make his delivery exhilarating, and his audiences engaged and energized.
- On September 4, the multifaceted Kim Trusty Kim originally hails from Media, Pennsylvania. Her foray into songwriting started at a young age and eventually brought her to New England to study songwriting at the Berklee College of Music where she was referred to as “the girl with the golden voice.” She has spent the last three decades residing in Providence refining her musical skills, crafting and branding her own style of Jazz, R&B, Blues and original music. Trusty’s reputation has moved well beyond the Ocean State as a consummate technician, vocalist, lyricist and songstress.
- On September 11, vocalist/steel drummer/actress Becky Bass Becky Bass is a locally renowned vocalist, steel drummer & actor. A two-time New England Urban Music Award winner, Becky’s beautiful, angelic voice & mesmerizing steel drum playing can be heard with several bands, or as a solo artist. She also lends her musical talents to RPM Voices of Rhode Island, a cross-cultural, multi-generational gospel choir led by Dr. Clarice Thompson. After graduating from Brown University, Becky, appearing early on as a guest steel pan artist on numerous recordings, debuted her first solo album, My Love Is Real, as lead vocalist.
The TunesDay Concert Series is produced by Mayor Jorge Elorza and the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism with support from Providence Parks and Skyline at Waterplace. For more information, please visit artculturetourism.com or @provact on Facebook.
In addition to the TunesDays series, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism presents the Eat, Play, Learn, PVD Neighborhood Performing Arts Series in public parks throughout the City from July through September. A full schedule of these events is available at http://eatplaylearnpvd.com/.
About Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism
Established in 2003, the Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT) ensures the continued development of a vibrant and creative city by integrating arts and culture into community life while showcasing Providence as an international cultural destination.